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Where Did I Come From? Why Am I Here

Did I come from a dark corner of the world,
where my roots were earth over by the ravishes of time?

Perhaps the Eden Garden, foretold so many years afore,
when disobedience became a chastening rod?

Maybe to lend a hand and back, like the Beast Of Burden
did for the toilsome task at hand?

To mix mind and intellect to discern the deeper
things of life?

To add a hue of color to balance out the tender
shade of pale?

To season the taste of the thing mundane?

To lend a spirit of suffering and the joy of recovery?

There's One who knows full well, Why?
Because wisdom is the Principle Thing.

Written by Shirley Godbolt


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